Beltline Improvement Plans

EUGENE, Ore. — An open house for community members will be held Tuesday to see an improvement plan for the Beltline Highway. The Oregon Department of Transportation is working closely with the City of Eugene, Lane County and public transit to develop the long-term improvement plan. The plan focuses on improving safety and traffic flow … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Trees Planted Near Beltline

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of people came out on Saturday to help beautify an empty stretch of land in west Eugene that hundreds of people drive by every day. About 100 volunteers turned out for the event, coordinated by Friends with Trees. They planted 211 new trees and shrubs on the land, which runs along … Continue reading »

Beltline On-Ramp Meters Activated

EUGENE, Ore. – Changes for motorists start Wednesday on the Beltline Highway. The adaptive ramp meter system starts Wednesday afternoon for the Green Acres Road and Coburg Road westbound on-ramps. The ramp meters will operate every weekday afternoon from approximately 3-6:45 p.m. The eastbound River Road and River Avenue metered on-ramps will be activated Thursday … Continue reading »

Temporary Beltline Ramp Opens

EUGENE, Ore. – Monday brings big changes to one of the most traveled highways. Construction continues on Beltline with a new ramp and traffic signal. Drivers will use a new temporary ramp for exiting I-5 South to Beltline east and west. ODOT says it will be a big adjustment for the 97,000 drivers who use … Continue reading »

Beltline Construction to Continue Monday

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction continues on Beltline Highway with a new ramp and traffic signal Monday. Drivers will use a new temporary ramp for exiting I-5 south to Beltline east and west. ODOT says it will be a big adjustment for the 97,000 drivers who use these exits every day. The ramp that drivers will … Continue reading »

Indefinite Lane Closures on Beltline

EUGENE, Ore. — Westbound travel on the Beltline bridge over I5 will be reduced indefinitely to two lanes starting Thursday night. This closure will begin phase three of the I5/Beltline rebuilding project. The latest phase of the already seven-year project will include the construction of new I5 off ramps on Beltline, and two additional lanes … Continue reading »

Rollover Crash Causes Delays on I-5

EUGENE, Ore. — Emergency crews helped pull a man from a rollover crash on I-5 north of Beltline Tuesday afternoon. Troopers say the driver of a truck hauling a trailer lost control on the interstate and started to fishtail. The truck ended up on its top, crushing about half of the cab. “They just saw … Continue reading »

Driver Arrested in Beltline Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — The wrong-way driver that caused a head-on crash Sunday, closing the Beltline Highway for six hours, was arrested Monday. Bryan Andrew Bierce, 25, from California, was arrested on two counts of assault in the second degree, DUII and reckless driving. Bierce has been lodged at the Lane County Jail. The crash happened … Continue reading »

I-5/Beltline Construction Begins

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — ODOT crews will begin construction on one of the area’s busiest freeway interchanges this week. Crews plan to start Monday on phase three of the Interstate 5 and Beltline interchange project. The two-year project will include new ramps on to southbound I-5 and a new overpass. Construction is expected to last through … Continue reading »